Python is recognized as a strong and chic language, with help for either practical and object-oriented programming kinds. if you decide to use Python, although, you get greater than only a language-you additionally develop into a part of an extremely enthusiastic and supportive group of Python programmers who succeed in out to assist one another examine and develop of their use of the language. Python Cookbook, second variation is only one tangible manifestation of that Python group. In it, you will find useful recommendations to many universal Python programming difficulties. those ideas come from the neighborhood, from Python programmers who for a few years have contributed to the net Python Cookbook hosted by way of ActiveState at http://aspn.activestate.com/ASPN/Cookbook/Python. those are battle-tested ideas; contributed, reviewed, improved, and now introduced jointly in e-book shape. here's only a sampling of the numerous subject components lined through the greater than three hundred recipes during this ebook: looking out and sorting, internet programming, Manipulating textual content, community programming, operating with documents, Processing XML, Object-oriented programming, dispensed programming, Multithreaded programming, Debugging and trying out, process management, Metaprogramming. recommendations during this publication are prepared by way of subject sector. all the chapters commence with introductions written through recognized Python luminaries corresponding to: Facundo Batista, David Beazley, Donn Cave, Fred L. Drake, jr., Paul F. Dubois, Mark Hammond, Raymond Hettinger, jeremy Hylton, Fredrik Lunch, Mark Lutz, Andy McKay, Gustavo Niemeyer, Tim Peters, Paul Prescod, Aaron Watters, and Greg Wilson. This booklet is a treasure trove of worthy code for all Python programmers, entrance rookies to complicated practitioners. it is a reward, from the neighborhood to you. through deciding to buy this publication, you're additionally giving again to the neighborhood: 25 percentage of all royalties from this booklet are donated to the Python software program starting place. The recipes in Python Cookbook, second variation have been edited by means of Alex Martelli, additionally the writer of Python in a Nutsbell; Anna Martelli Ravenscroft, an avid Python person and common convention speaker; and David Ascher of ActiveState, coauthor of studying Python. The booklet features a foreword by way of Guido van Rossum, the author of Python.